Duplicate Healer mercenary needs fighter

Discussion in 'Resolved' started by Aelianna, Dec 9, 2021.

  1. Aelianna New Member

    I am experiencing "need fighter" message while I am on my wizard when I have a healer merc and the healer merc is not healing myself and/or it. Is this intended or is it a bug?
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  2. Kander Developer

    Can you give us more information? What merc were you using? What zone were you in when it occurred?
  3. Aelianna New Member

    I was on my wizard and in the new zone and had the healer merc Chumba Spiritcaller . I am also now experiencing the same message on my wizzy with the merc Oor of Umbra and on my conjuror using a battlepriest mercenary in the new zone. They are both 120 or higher and until I went into the new zone I didn't get the message "need fighter" What kind of mercernary should I be using with the wizard and conjuror? Also the mercenaries are not showing up to other people when I have them active.
  4. Sigrdrifa EQ2 Wiki Author

    It's something not behaving properly, but usually its some ability of yours that throws the dumb message. It's not the mercenary.
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  5. Taled Well-Known Member

    Which new zone?

    Most likely what you are seeing is an ability not landing on you because you are not a healer. A number of these 'diagnostic' (for lack of a better term) strings are reporting to the player in new content; largely you see them when positional attacks don't apply to you because you are in front of/behind an enemy that uses a directional attack, for instance.

    If you recall, the same type of messaging occur(s/ed?) in Shar Vahl: Siege Break on the first named inside the castle, when the explosion happens but you are out of the room so it does not apply the killing blow; it gives a similar message along the lines of 'Must be in specific location' in yellow text in the same manner.
  6. Aelianna New Member

    This happens no matter what zone I am in and it happens every time I zone.
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  8. Taled Well-Known Member

    Are you using a 2h staff that has the 'Wary Protection' buff attached to it, by chance?
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  9. Caith Developer